Some West Ham fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to James Collins’ revelation that Mark Noble told him how mentally jaded he and his teammates are.

The Hammers are in all sorts of trouble at the moment, and they need every single player to be on top of their game both physically and mentally.

Unfortunately it seems as though that might not be the case, however.

West Ham legend Collins told Football Daily on BBC Radio 5 Live how Noble shared with him just how much the Hammers’ recent struggles have affected the players mentally:

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“I was down at West Ham’s training ground [on Thursday] and they would give their right arm off for a bit of a time off. I was speaking to Mark Noble and he was like he’s living under a cloud, just mentally, not even the football. The physical side of it. Just mentally what they are going through every week those West Ham players.”

If that is the case, it should really worry West Ham fans. The Hammers played one less game than everyone else over the Christmas period and their scheduled game away at Manchester City was called off yesterday.

They are not in either of the two cups anymore, with all their focus now purely on the Premier League. The players really shouldn’t be jaded either physically or mentally. Yes there is a lot of pressure on their shoulders. But they are professional athletes and should easily be able to cope with the rigours of the modern-day game.

And some West Ham fans have reacted angrily on Twitter to Collins’s recent revelation…

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